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Big Sister's Creative Crafts

Sutton, United Kingdom · 150 Sales

bigsister

Big Sister's Creative Crafts

Sutton, United Kingdom 150 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(88)

Announcement   Having problems with a damaged wrist in 2016 but hope to list more new work soon!
I LOVE wool! Needle felting is my main passion and I enjoy the challenge of creating decorative and practical artefacts such as bowls, boxes, animals, egg cosies, bags, and jewellery from fibre. I use many types of wool - Shetland, Jacob, Merino, and various rare breeds, usually sourced from the UK and all from non-mulesing sheep farmers.
The designs are my own, made using wools that inspire me, sometimes incorporating patterns and textures from prehistoric art and nature.
Other interests include ceramics and beading; jewellery can occasionally be found in my other shop: wildling.etsy.com

I support many animal charities both in the UK and abroad and am particularly keen to help organisations that rescue, care for and rehabilitate animals so they can return to their natural environments.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 13, 2016

Having problems with a damaged wrist in 2016 but hope to list more new work soon!
I LOVE wool! Needle felting is my main passion and I enjoy the challenge of creating decorative and practical artefacts such as bowls, boxes, animals, egg cosies, bags, and jewellery from fibre. I use many types of wool - Shetland, Jacob, Merino, and various rare breeds, usually sourced from the UK and all from non-mulesing sheep farmers.
The designs are my own, made using wools that inspire me, sometimes incorporating patterns and textures from prehistoric art and nature.
Other interests include ceramics and beading; jewellery can occasionally be found in my other shop: wildling.etsy.com

I support many animal charities both in the UK and abroad and am particularly keen to help organisations that rescue, care for and rehabilitate animals so they can return to their natural environments.

Valerie Jones

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Valerie Jones

Reviews

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(88)
deliciousgorodetsky

deliciousgorodetsky on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

i love my little piglet. she is so perfect!!!!

Monica Wadlow

Monica Wadlow on Feb 19, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely little hen. So well made. Thank you.

Monica Wadlow

Monica Wadlow on Feb 19, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely little hen! So well made too. Thank you.

Anonymous on Apr 3, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Precious. Thank you!

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 29, 2011
Wool is such a versatile fibre. I have always been interested in how different breeds can produce such different fibres and now, at last, I have the time to experiment and explore the properties of a wide range of wools, from fine Merino and Shetland, to sturdy Jacob and rugged Herdwick.
I care about all animals, whether farmed, wild or domesticated and support a number of organisations that help pets, farm animals, zoo animals, animals in war and disaster zones, wild birds and the mammals. Also, and perhaps most importantly, organisations that care about the environment itself.

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Payment
I'm a fan of Paypal - it's just so easy to use - but if you are in the UK and would prefer to send a cheque just let me know. You will, however, have to wait a while before you receive your purchase, while the payment clears.
Shipping
UK mailings are sent by First Class Royal Mail letter, packet or parcel post. Overseas and Europe are sent by Airmail and I can use 'International Signed For' if you are willing to pay the extra postage.
I only list postage to UK and Everywhere else because life is too short for listing every country and I will refund the difference for charges that turn out to be far too high! Please convo me if you want to know the exact postage - I will be happy to weigh the package and adjust postage for you. I only charge a small amount for packing as I wrap purchases simply in new white tissue paper and always use clean, recycled padded envelopes or boxes for mailing.
Refunds and Exchanges
Unused, undamaged items can be returned for a full refund of the purchase price, (excluding return postage) if you are unhappy with the quality of workmanship or finish. It hasn't happened yet - but this will make sure I keep my standards high!
Additional policies and FAQs
I use cleaned, washed wool from various sources and try to ensure that the sheep have been treated humanely, have a good quality of life and have not been badly treated during the shearing process. The Lincs Longwool sheep are close personal friends(!) but I have to rely on my research, local knowlefge and instincts about the well being of other flocks.